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Greg McVerry

Talking Emergent Literacy in #edu305 @scsu

Talking Emergent Literacy in #edu305 @scsu

Using the evidence guides from CSDE to look for practices that support emergent literacy. 

Greg McVerry

Sidewalk art with Dan

Sidewalk art with Dan

Grabbing chalk in the thaw. 

Greg McVerry

Way to go @facebook, Glad you support Journalism

Way to go @facebook, Glad you support Journalism

Yes let me sign up to facebook right now! I need me more beautiful female politicians and news anchors

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

And the manual what a great geography game ##sschat

And the manual what a great geography game ##sschat

Take advantage of popularity of new show and teach some video game history with your geography.

Greg McVerry

Kids kicked me off of #satchat silly @internetarchive

Kids kicked me off of #satchat silly @internetarchive

Carmen strikes again.... Please someone figure out away to micropub a save file to my site so they can finish the game. 

Greg McVerry

the new and revised action plan

the new and revised action plan

our meeting and plans

Will find link to documents for screen readers (sorry)

 

Greg McVerry

No Need for Complicated #OpenPedagogy Metadata to Track Student Growth, Go #IndieWeb

No Need for Complicated #OpenPedagogy Metadata to Track Student Growth, Go #IndieWeb

I use WordPress.com with my students to introduce them to the web and but this year I added an amazing feature that makes tracing knowledge growth and keep track of progress super easy.

I do not need some expensive data analytics platform or have to use tools in some LMS every student hates.

Instead, I use HTML.  You may have heard of it before.

Specifically, I added webmentions this year. All of my students had to connect their WordPress.com with https://brid.gy. I then taught them to look at HTML and add in this class "u-in-reply-to."

Those four words and hyphens create a network across all my students. I do not have to figure out webhooks or APIs or worry about single sign on across so many overpriced platforms. We just use HTML.

So now instead of posting native comments on each other's blogs students send reply posts to each other. When they complete a reading they send a reply to the module page.

In the image above you see a record of a student who has completed a reading assignment. They did not need to upload it or share it on a discussion board. Instead, they simply publish a post and semantic HTML, specifically, microformats does the work.

I post the links below for my audience using screen readers or anyone interested in seeing how webmentions could track learning.

https://literacybydej.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/thinking-globally-in-literacy-instruction-and-critica...
on http://edu407.jgregorymcverry.com/moduleone.html

https://literacybydej.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/lessons-from-sociocultural-writing-research-synthesis...
on http://edu407.jgregorymcverry.com/moduleone.html

Greg McVerry

Enrollment Trends at @scsu

Enrollment Trends at @scsu

Time to recruit